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February 2010

One of our family favorite meals is homemade chicken and dumplings. Unfortunately, making chicken and dumplings from scratch can be a time-consuming process; making it a difficult dish to serve during the work week. I recently discovered a few tricks which reduce the cooking time by half without compromising the flavor. Read more →


It's Not Too Late to Order Valentine's Day Gifts

If you haven't bought your sweetie a Valentine's Day gift yet, don't worry! The Cheap Gourmet has you covered! One of my personal favorite places to order gifts when I'm short on time is Flower Delivery. Not only do they offer the traditional bouquet of roses, but Flower Delivery also has a fabulous assortment of gourmet food baskets, chocolate gifts, teddy bears, cookie baskets, wine gifts, live plants and gorgeous orchids. Read more →


In Search of Truvia Giveaway Winners and New Facebook Fan Page

I have contacted each of the five Truvia Natural Sweetener winners for The Cheap Gourmet January Giveaway. So far, only one has confirmed. Please check your email account for the announcement and respond with your mailing address by Friday, February 12th. Otherwise, I will need to select new winners and I don't want you to miss out on receiving your complimentary box of Truvia. Read more →


Yesterday, I had the pleasure of making Truvia Shortbread Cookies and I must say they are the best shortbread cookies I have ever tasted! As you may know, The Cheap Gourmet was contacted by the marketing department of Truvia Natural Sweetener and graciously donated FIVE full-size boxes of this delightful zero-calorie sweetener to be given away to readers of this blog. The winners of the January Giveaway have been selected and contacted via email. Once they confirm their prize and grant permission to use their names, I will post the winners on the blog. Read more →


All in the Day of a Food Blogger by The Cheap Gourmet

Click here to get $10 off a 6-month Beer of the Month Club subscription - Coupon Code: Discount1 An Open Letter to Fans of The Cheap Gourmet Blog, This past week, The Cheap Gourmet has been endlessly harassed by splog owner, Dmitri Dercacenco. It began when I discovered Dmitri had published my beer of the month club review, along with... Read more →


Today, I'd like to share Brad's Bodacious Beef, Bean and Sausage Chili recipe; a creation made by my culinary-exploring husband. I am constantly amazed at how far his cooking skills have improved in the eleven years we have been together. When we first met, he was strictly a meat-and-potatoes-guy who was not very enthusiastic about changing his dietary habits. Read more →